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EMD GA18

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Power type  Diesel-electric
Build date  1969
Prime mover  GM 8-645E
Builder  GM-EMD
AAR wheel arr.  B-B
EMD GA18
Gauge  1,000 mm (3 ft 3 ⁄8 in) 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)

The EMD GA18 was an export locomotive built by GM-EMD in 1969. The GA18 was a derivative of the EMD G18 and was designed as a light locomotive with low axle loading and used freight car trucks. They are powered by an EMD 8-645E prime mover rated at 1000 hp for traction. Only seven units were built.

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Chile

  • 1 FCAB 953
  • Taiwan

  • 5 Taiwan Railway Administration S401-S405
  • Zambia

  • 1 Nchanga Consol Copper 10
  • Taiwan Railway Administration

    Taiwan Railway Administration purchased five GA18 locomotives in 1969 which were equipped with special cab signal display and track sorting devices for use as Qidu hump yard switching locomotives. They were named the S400 series by the TRA. After the closing of Qidu hump yard, the S400 series were used as general road switchers. All have been scrapped with the exception of S405 which has been preserved and restored in the original paint scheme and currently on display in Miaoli Railway Museum.

    References

    EMD GA18 Wikipedia


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